The Essential Stitch Collection

The Essential Stitch Collection

A Creative Guide to the 300 Stitches Every Knitter Really Needs to Know

Book - 2010
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Penguin Putnam
Calling all knitters! Give up store patterns altogether with this all- inclusive, go-to guide to stitches. Written by knitting experts, this invaluable resource includes both classic and new beautifully photographed stitches. With an "Essential Techniques" chapter that contains row-by-row explanations for simple design, you'll also find advanced techniques and stitches, including rarities such as entrelac, double-sided fabric, and mosaic effects. Stitches are organized into:
  • Knit And Purl Textures
  • Ribs
  • Twist Stitches
  • Cables
  • Lace
  • Bobbles and Bells
  • Color and Intarsia Designs
  • Unusual Techniques
As an added bonus, this book also contains a knitwear design directory where you will find suggestions for incorporating your favorite stitches into your own pieces.

Baker & Taylor
A book with more than 350 full-color photos includes both classic and contemporary stitches--organized into knit and purl textures, ribs, twist stitches, cables, lace, bobbles and bells and more, as well as advanced techniques and stitches, such as entrelac, double-sided fabric and mosaic effects.

Publisher: Pleasantville, N.Y. : Reader's Digest, c2010
ISBN: 9781606520437
Characteristics: 208 p. : ill. (some col.), charts, plans ; 26 cm
Additional Contributors: Griffiths, Melody


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May 01, 2011

An excellent book for someone looking for ideas. The photos show good detail and the instructions are easy to follow. The patterns are graded by experience so there is something for everyone.

Aug 05, 2010

Great book! Be ready to think of projects, as you will drool over these charted, and sometimes also written patterns. The biggest problem is deciding which one to immerse yourself in first. And if it is too hot to knit, it is fun to read, anyway.


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